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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Raise Him Up A Single Mother's Guide to Raising a Successful Black Man

Being a parent is always at least somewhat difficult, but for various reasons, it is often particularly so when you are a single parent. And, there is a special burden when you are not only a single parent, but also single and a black mother. It is therefore that much more remarkable that so many children thrive, thanks in no small part to the skill and love of single mothers nation-wide. This book has the purpose of helping single mothers raise her boys to be a successful black man. Any help is appreciated!

The book offers this advice with a Christian perspective, providing scriptural allusions and prayers to guide them. The book of Acts in particular is chosen here to show how biblical parallels exist to the modern day single black mother. Also, examples of successful black athletes raised by single moms are provided as role models. This is appreciated as helpful, but personally do not think it important as such that the success story is an athlete. After all, few people grow up to make a lot of money that way & it can be misleading.

On the other hand, the colloquial language ("you go girl" etc.) did not concern me as it did for another reviewer. Overall, a good read, nothing great, but a good addition to "how to" lit.  


* I received a complimentary copy from Booksneeze in return for my honest review.